Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekend # 5 - Miramar

Our weekend began on Friday morning- the kids had a day off from school. We woke the kids up at 5am to catch the 5:45am bus from Tres Rios to San Jose. Once in the city, we caught a cab to take us to the Miramar bus terminal. For a total of $13 we were able to take a bus from San Jose to Miramar, a 2 and a half hour bus ride. The kids did great. Once in Miramar we took a cab to the Vista Golf Hotel. We jumped in the pool and then had lunch. In the afternoon, while Kendal was taking a nap, JB, Micah and Ethan went for ATV rides around a track- they loved it! Then it was back to the pool and dinner. On Saturday morning, Marcie and the girls went for a two hour horse back ride. They went way up on a ridge, saw a school that has 10 students and were able to see the Pacific ocean. Kendal rode with the guide and smiled the whole trip! Meanwhile, JB and Ethan went on a canopy tour with 11 zip line. Ethan was thrilled! In the afternoon we hiked to a waterfall, which Ethan fell into- he was not hurt, only wet. And then it was more swimming. Sunday morning was a bit drippy, we were in a cloud forest, but that didn't stop us from doing the climbing wall, low ropes course, trampoline, swimming and having fun. We saw the most amazing rainbows that morning while we were eating breakfast. We then took the 12:30 bus back to San Jose, a taxi to the Tres Rios bus stop, and the Tres Rios bus back to our house. Kendal is still asking when she can go on a horse ride again and Ethan has been practicing spelling "ATV", I think the weekend was a hit!


Barbara Brooks said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Mrs. Hofstra's class! We really miss you! It looks like you are having a lot of fun! Ethan - be careful the next time you go on a zip line. :)

Are you going to have turkey for Thanksgiving or do you eat something else there?

We miss you a ton!

Mrs. Hofstra's Class

Joy said...

I am looking forward to seeing all your pictures from the weekend excursions. And I'm also curious about your Costa Rican Thanksgiving. : ) Seth says he is thankful for Christmas. We love hearing about all the adventures you are having and looking at the pictures. love Joy, Todd, Seth & Zoie